Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

The Guyana of my heartstrings – 22 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video

The Guyana of my heartstrings

22 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

COTTON REEL ROLLER

An empty spool without thread
Not discarded but a toy instead
A lovely roller from a cotton reel
And I remember that childhood feel.

 

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Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – July 04-06, 2017

News – 06 July 2017

Rogue Republic Bank employee planned to report to work after robbery

Rogue bank employee planned to report to work after robbery

  • Suspects plotted the heist for three months
  • Hijacked car the night before

Once the plot to rob the Republic Bank Limited on Tuesday was successful, 24-year-old Jamal Haynes would have returned to work as if nothing had happened. His working pants were under the outfit he used to commit the act.

The only problem with his plan was that he didn’t take the phrase “Guyanese are always late” too seriously.    Continue reading

Haiti and the Dominican Republic – Systemic xenophobia and racism – commentary

Antihaitianismo: Systemic xenophobia and racism in the Dominican Republic

Published on July 4, 2017 – By Sharri K Hall – Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Despite their shared heritage, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have existed in a quasi cold war for centuries largely due to the rampant systemic racism that plagues the Dominican government and is cultivated by many Dominican citizens. Antihaitianismo is the present manifestation of racial prejudice, selective interpretation of history, and nationalistic Dominican false consciousness. This antihaitianismo was bred and cultivated in the historic colonialism in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.    Continue reading

TV show Soul Train – How Don Cornelius unexpectedly revolutionized popular dance

TV show Soul Train – How Don Cornelius unexpectedly revolutionized popular dance

Delanceyplace selection — from Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth. With his television show Soul Train, Don Cornelius unexpectedly revolutionized popular dance:

“Don Cornelius was a thirty-five-year-old black TV presenter working for a Chicago TV station when, in 1970, he persuaded his bosses to let him try launching a music show. To his amazement, they didn’t insist he give up his rights to be the show’s owner. Cornelius wanted his program to do for black music and black kids what Dick Clark’s American Bandstand had done for white music and white kids since the fifties.   Continue reading

Cricket: In Praise of Pakistan! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: In Praise of Pakistan! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Pakistan lift the ICC Champions Trophy after beating India during ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Pakistan’s cricket can be contrary. One minute they’re on top and in the other they are down! This can be said of life in general but in sports it takes on a special meaning. When it involves cricket and brings to the stage Pakistan and India it is no longer a battle between bat and ball. It is a clash of history and geography and the outpouring of emotions that is writ large, as in a theater of war.     Continue reading

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